MegaMillions approval for IdahoThursday November 19th 2009
We have seen many US states taking the option to cross sell tickets for the two multi-state lottery games in the US and it seems that the MegaMillions approval for Idaho, is just one in a long stream of lottery states expected to opt in for this opportunity.
It was announced on Tuesday that the Idaho State Lottery Commission, could start cross selling lottery tickets for the MegaMillions on 31st January 2010.
There are still agreements between the MegaMillions consortium and the Multi-State Lottery association to be finalised. However, adding the MegaMillions and Megaplier would give lottery players in Idaho the chance to play for two multi million dollar jackpot games each week instead of just the one. The Idaho lottery will still continue to sell lottery tickets for the PowerBall with PowerPlay in the same way. MegaMillions will simply be an additional lottery game.
Tickets for the MegaMillions will cost $1 a play and players who choose to take part will need to select five balls from from 1 to 56 of the white balls and a MegaBall from 1 to 46.
People from Idaho who buy lottery tickets for the MegaMillions will also find that the Idaho lottery have added the Megaplier option to the MegaMillions. This means that for an extra $1 per play at the time of buying a MegaMillions ticket, could multiply non jackpot winnings by as much as 4 times.
The MegaMillions jackpot starts at $12 million and as with most lottery games, continues to rise until it is won.